Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore audiobook

Bitterblue

By Kristin Cashore
Read by Xanthe Elbrick

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    ISBN: 9781101563182

The long-awaited companion to New York Times bestsellers Graceling and Fire Eight years after Graceling, Bitterblue is now queen of Monsea. But the influence of her father, a violent psychopath with mind-altering abilities, lives on. Her advisors, who have run things since Leck died, believe in a forward-thinking plan: Pardon all who committed terrible acts under Leck's reign, and forget anything bad ever happened. But when Bitterblue begins sneaking outside the castle--disguised and alone--to walk the streets of her own city, she starts realizing that the kingdom has been under the thirty-five-year spell of a madman, and the only way to move forward is to revisit the past. Two thieves, who only steal what has already been stolen, change her life forever. They hold a key to the truth of Leck's reign. And one of them, with an extreme skill called a Grace that he hasn't yet identified, holds a key to her heart.

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

One of the 2012 Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books for Teens

A 2012 Publishers Weekly Best Book: Children's Fiction

A 2012 Barnes & Noble Best Book for Teens

Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

Selected for the Summer 2012 Kids' Indie Next List: Teens

The long-awaited companion to New York Times bestsellers Graceling and Fire Eight years after Graceling, Bitterblue is now queen of Monsea. But the influence of her father, a violent psychopath with mind-altering abilities, lives on. Her advisors, who have run things since Leck died, believe in a forward-thinking plan: Pardon all who committed terrible acts under Leck's reign, and forget anything bad ever happened. But when Bitterblue begins sneaking outside the castle--disguised and alone--to walk the streets of her own city, she starts realizing that the kingdom has been under the thirty-five-year spell of a madman, and the only way to move forward is to revisit the past. Two thieves, who only steal what has already been stolen, change her life forever. They hold a key to the truth of Leck's reign. And one of them, with an extreme skill called a Grace that he hasn't yet identified, holds a key to her heart.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

* “A story that transcends the genre with its emotional and philosophical weight. BCCB, starred review
* "Brilliantly detailed and brimming with vibrant and dynamic characters. SLJ, starred review
* “Devastating and heartbreaking. Kirkus Reviews, starred review
* “Fans of . . .intricate political fantasies will relish this novel of palace intrigue. Publishers Weekly, starred review
An exceptional book: heartbreaking, deep, and beautiful. wandsandworlds.com  
Some authors can tell a good story; some can write well. Cashore is one of the rare novelists who do both. Thrillingly imagined and beautifully executed, Bitterblue stands as a splendid contribution in a long literarly tradition. The New York Times Book Review
New York Times bestsellerYALSA, Best Fiction for Young Adults ALA Best Fiction for Young AdultsA New York Times Book Review Notable Children's BookA Publishers Weekly Best Book of the YearA Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the YearA Chicago Public Library Best Book of the Year The Bulletin Best Books of the YearA BCCB Blue Ribbon TitleA New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association Book of the Year
“Some authors can tell a good story; some can write well. Cashore is one of the rare novelists who do both. Thrillingly imagined and beautifully executed, Bitterblue stands as a splendid contribution in long literary tradition.” New York Times Book Review
“Devastating and heartbreaking…those willing to take the risk will—like Bitterblue—achieve something even more precious: a hopeful beginning.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Readers will gallop through [Bitterblue], eager to catch up on beloved characters and hopeful that the Seven Kingdoms can at last find peace. There are astonishing and sometimes heartbreaking discoveries.” VOYA (starred review)
“Cashore’s imagined world is brilliantly detailed and brimming with vibrant and dynamic characters.” School Library Journal (starred review)
“Fans of…intricate political fantasies will relish this novel of palace intrigue.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Kristin Cashore

Author Bio: Kristin Cashore

Kristin Cashore grew up in the northeast Pennsylvania countryside as the second of four daughters. She received a bachelor’s degree from Williams College and a master’s from the Center for the Study of Children’s Literature at Simmons College, and she has worked as a dog runner, a packer in a candy factory, an editorial assistant, a legal assistant, and a freelance writer. She has lived in many places—including Sydney, New York City, London, Austin, and Jacksonville, Florida—and she currently lives in the Boston area.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 16.55
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English